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How much would this cake cost?

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Hi everyone :)  I just finished my first wedding cake ever (the picture is below) and I'm pretty happy about how it turned out! :) Since this was my first cake, I charged the bride $450. I also had to build the custom stand myself (including the crystals and rhinestones).  My question is how much a cake like this would typically cost when purchased from a bakery.  Any input or advice will help! =)

first wedding cake and first fondant cake! :)

post #2 of 12

Wow! You gave that cake away for at least 1/2 of what it should have cost them!!

Looks like you did a wonderful job on it :)

post #3 of 12

Oh great cake, beautiful. What size are they, the tiers?

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The cake is adorable! icon_biggrin.gif I am curious to know your base cost? ( including ingredients and materials to make stand etc)

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post #5 of 12

so beautiful. next time, charge double or more.

post #6 of 12

Beautiful cake!! I agree with icer101 next time charge double!!

post #7 of 12

9x12x14? 6x9x12?

 

I think it's a 9x12x12 , a hex 12 and a square 12??

 

Like 140 servings give or take a few that's about  $3 a serving--yeah that's on the low side but fairly respectable for a first cake. But the stand would be all extra probably $150-200 maybe.  Yes I can easily see how doubling would be reasonable. You worked your tail off on that one. Bling bling and beautiful.

 

Kakeladi called it!

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post #8 of 12
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K8memphis, the tiers were made in wilton hexagon pans 9in, 12in, 15in and each had 3 layers inside.  Thank you for all your help and compliments, I really appreciate it! :)
 

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According to my calculations, it was around $250....not much of a profit margin for me but hey, atleast i didn't lose money! icon_smile.gif

post #10 of 12
I would've charged $504 for the cake, and cost times 4 for the stand, or cost times 2 and gotten it back to rent out to future clients.
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According to my calculations, it was around $250....not much of a profit margin for me but hey, atleast i didn't lose money! icon_smile.gif
Is $250 your total cost, including labor and allocated overhead? We would have charged at least $1K, there is a lot of labor involved in that cake.
post #12 of 12
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That was just the cost of supplies, no labor included. I also agree there was a ton of labor involved with the stand. Since this was my "breakthrough" cake i didnt charge its actual price but now that I know what I'm capable of I'll be sure to include a labor and overhead cost icon_smile.gif
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